The significance of Google's Android

My friend Rod Drury pointed to this great piece explaining the significance of Google’s Android mobile platform. There are lots of quotable sound-bites, but I’ll tease you with three:

  1. [Android is] a platform for building and channeling inventory, much like a web browser
  2. Every application on Android is a Web 2.0 citizen.
  3. $10 million [Google’s Android programming contest prize pool] exceeds the yearly marketing budget of most operating system vendors

Read the piece, it’s fascinating!